Astrofest 2016 has come and gone! Thank you to everyone who joined in, and especially to our awesome volunteers and sponsors. All the info from this year's event has been kept below for reference, as 2017 will likely be very similar! Stay tuned for next year's date, we'll announce it towards the middle of the year.
Astrofest is held at ‘Curtin Stadium’ and Edinburgh Oval, off Kent Street, Bentley. There is some disruption on Curtin's campus at the moment due to construction, see the map to the right that displays the cosntruction zone. This construction doesn't affect Astrofest!
The stadium is situated on the east side of the Curtin University campus.
Visit Curtin University at Google Maps to get customised directions, straight from your driveway.
Download a pdf map of Curtin University campus that displays all parking options including showing the roads closed by construction.
|17:30 Astrofest Begins!|
|17:30||Space Dome Shows start||Stadium|
|18:00||Welcome & Preregistration Competition Draw||Stadium|
|18:10||Keynote Talk (Main stage)||Stadium|
|18:20||Telescopes 101 - Keith Williams||Oval|
|19:00||Scitech Science Show||Stadium|
|19:30||Night Sky Tour by Rick Tonello||Oval|
|19:30||Talk (Main stage)||Stadium|
|20:00||Talk (main stage)||Stadium|
|20:15||Night Sky by Rick Tonello||Oval|
|20:30||Scitech Science Show||Stadium|
|21:00||Major Competition Draw Fill - out a feedback form to win a telescope!||Stadium|
|21:15||Night Sky Tour by Rick Tonello||Oval|
|21:30 Astrofest Ends|
Download an event map and guide closer to Astrofest 2016!
Astrofest 2016 is proud to invite the Western Australian astrophotography community to submit astrophoto entries to this year’s astrophotography competition and exhibition.
Entries will close Friday 29th of January 2016.
For more information and to enter see the Astrophotography Exhibition page.
Astrofest is only possible with the help, support and sponsorship of West Australian organisations dedicated to education, astronomy, science and the local community.
Astronomy WA says thank you to the following supporters.
Astrofest is coordinated by the 'Astronomy WA' collective, The Astronomical Group of WA (AGWA), ICRAR and Scitech with support from:
Event enquiries welcome, either via email: email@example.com or phone: 08 6488 7771.
Preregister for Astrofest 2016
Preregistration is now closed, thank you to everyone who entered our prize draw!
Even if you haven't preregistered you're still welcome to attend, preregistration just helps us to make sure Astrofest will be the best astronomy event ever!
Once you've submitted your preregistration you'll automatically be entered in the prize draw for a pair of binoculars, kindly donated by Skywatcher Telescopes or a family pass to Gingin Observatory (Now in Toodyay), or some great astronomy books donated by Boffins Bookshop, or a family pass to an observing night at the Perth Observatory, or one of two family passes to Scitech, or a double pass to see physicist Dr Brian Greene live in Perth thanks to Think Inc!
You must be present at the main stage for the prize draw at 6pm on the night of Astrofest in order to receive your prize. See you there!
Our favourite photos from Astrofest 2015
If you'd like to be part of Astrofest 2016, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.